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View Poll Results: Favorite DE/WM
KDE 33 42.31%
Gnome 13 16.67%
Xfce 22 28.21%
Lxde 5 6.41%
Twm 0 0%
Fluxbox 12 15.38%
Awesome 1 1.28%
Pekwm 1 1.28%
Enlightenment 2 2.56%
Openbox 7 8.97%
Mate 0 0%
Trinity 1 1.28%
Icewm 2 2.56%
ROX 1 1.28%
Blackbox 0 0%
Ratposion 0 0%
EDE 0 0%
Other 10 12.82%
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:01 AM   #61
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Yes thanks for that. I have honestly never compiled from source yet, and a de may be a bit out of my league at the moment. I have looked at gsb and it may be what i'll use when i upgrade my Slack partition to 64 bit, but the gnome 2.x version was made for 13.1 and i don't know how it'll go with .37. I did read from someone somewhere that it will work but you need to watch it because it'll try to downgrade some packages.
Old 12-17-2011, 07:05 AM   #62
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I have been trying out many Desktop environments and Window Managers last night and this is my top 3.
1. KDE 4
3. Pek-WM

I Voted KDE.
Old 12-17-2011, 07:22 AM   #63
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One thing I don't like about gnome is that the developers don't seem to learn. Gnome 3 could have been better if they learned from the KDE 4 user revolt. Before KDE 4 KDE had the biggest market share. In short the devs should have learned from KDE 4's user revolt and make huge changes
Old 12-17-2011, 10:31 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
You might have been better off installing Alien Bob's KDE 4.6.5 packages on 13.37 rather than upgrading to -current. For me that was flawless.
No, it's not that something in KDE is buggy. It just the whole concept of a point-and-click way of managing windows is IMHO not really efficient. At least that's how I see it.
Old 12-20-2011, 08:54 AM   #65
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Other > FVWM 2.6

Yes, it still exists
Old 12-20-2011, 05:59 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by etienne View Post
Other > FVWM 2.6

Yes, it still exists
Funny, I've heard people prefer Openbox these days. :P

I'll vote for FVWM 2.6.X as well.

-- Thomas Adam
Old 12-22-2011, 11:06 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by etienne View Post
Other > FVWM 2.6

Yes, it still exists
I think you meant to use the less than sign :P
I found FVWM to be too difficult, so I use Openbox..
Old 12-23-2011, 12:19 AM   #68
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i use centos kde3 for workstation
i love kde3 because the konqueror just one application can be used for so many thing
at first i refuse to use kde4 but now i have to use it ( w/fedora ) try it familiar with it
in hope in future kde4 goes well as kde3

kde4 have to clean up to remove other program with same capability to run within konqueror
especially the fish filemanager, i love to see konqueror to take over all the work

i use solaris for my laptop, this one i have to use gnome
no choice for kde
Old 12-24-2011, 11:24 PM   #69
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I switched between KDE and Gnome for a few years then settled on KDE as my favourite and I honestly can't recall why -- think it may have been easier to configure as I wanted.
Then Canonical broke things by introducing Pulse Audio and, for some reason, I needed Gnome and KDE to get sound working. Then KDE4 introduced a load of things I really had no need for and took away the ability to just right-click a panel and configure it.
So, I'm using XFCE on my desktop and finding it all I need.
I have used Gnome on my EEE for a while and it's fine, but I changed to XFCE recently so it's familiar.
Personally, I'd say Unity<Gnome3<KDE4<Gnome2<KDE3==XFCE4 sums me up, though I do vary so that's not set in stone.
Originally Posted by Knightron View Post
As a side note, previously saying oi'm a kde fan, i've recently completely ditched Amarok, i think the interface is to damn annoying ...
Couldn't agree more -- I had to ditch Amarok after the loss of features and facesmash. I have no idea why they added a few more windows jsut to get rid of some basic functionality that I've had to start using Rhythmbox to get back, not hat I mind as it turns out to be pretty good.


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